Ocotillo, California: Gravity Ramp

Your car rolls uphill, if you're reckless enough to stop and try this on a freeway ramp.

Mountain Springs Rd, Ocotillo, CA
Only accessible from I-8 westbound, at the Mountain Springs Rd exit. Eastbounders continue several miles to exit 87, then turn around.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Gravity Ramp

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Gravity Ramp

Definitely use caution as advised. We tried this just the other day and you will slowly roll backwards if you follow the already noted instructions.

[Carol, 08/15/2019]
Gravity Ramp

Travel westbound on I-8 and exit at the Mountain Springs off ramp. Stop at the bottom of the ramp at the stop sign, put it in neutral, and be amazed as you roll back up the ramp. Probably the same phenomenon as the gravity-defying effects on the road to the tower. Also, as you proceed eastbound on I-8, towards the bottom of the hill, you will see the remnants of the white rock-lined trail to "Mountain Springs", which was a rusty pile of leaf springs, etc!

[Patrick, 05/20/2007]

Exercise caution here -- though this area is sparsely populated, plenty of cars are barreling along the interstate.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Desert View TowerDesert View Tower, Jacumba, CA - 1 mi.
Coyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and RepairsCoyote's Flying Saucer Retrievals and Repairs, Ocotillo, CA - 2 mi.
Gravity HillGravity Hill, Jacumba, CA - 2 mi.
In the region:
Giant Mary and Toddler Jesus, El Cajon, CA - 53 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

California Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

The Pickled Pioneer, Menlo, Washington (Feb 22-28, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now